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To what extent does the Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland predict performance in early undergraduate tests of communication and clinical skills? – An observational cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, May 2013
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Title
To what extent does the Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland predict performance in early undergraduate tests of communication and clinical skills? – An observational cohort study
Published in
BMC Medical Education, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-13-68
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maureen E Kelly, Daniel Regan, Fidelma Dunne, Patrick Henn, John Newell, Siun O’Flynn

Abstract

Internationally, tests of general mental ability are used in the selection of medical students. Examples include the Medical College Admission Test, Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test. The most widely used measure of their efficacy is predictive validity.A new tool, the Health Professions Admission Test- Ireland (HPAT-Ireland), was introduced in 2009. Traditionally, selection to Irish undergraduate medical schools relied on academic achievement. Since 2009, Irish and EU applicants are selected on a combination of their secondary school academic record (measured predominately by the Leaving Certificate Examination) and HPAT-Ireland score. This is the first study to report on the predictive validity of the HPAT-Ireland for early undergraduate assessments of communication and clinical skills.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Unknown 62 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Master 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Researcher 6 10%
Lecturer 6 10%
Other 21 33%
Unknown 9 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 38%
Social Sciences 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Psychology 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 15 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 September 2015.
All research outputs
#2,799,309
of 11,455,471 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#512
of 1,531 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#31,138
of 133,106 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#11
of 38 outputs
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